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Dr Kate Watson

Kate WatsonDr Kate Watson studied English Literature at Cardiff University (BA Hons., MA, PhD). She has previously taught at Cardiff University and has now joined the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning to teach English Literature (‘Introduction to the Victorian Novel’ and ‘Twentieth-Century British and American Fiction’).

Her research interests include crime fiction, Victorian literature, Australian literature, American literature, gender and women’s studies, gothic and sensation fiction, critical theory, and print culture.

Her most recent publications include ‘Engendering Violence: Textual and Sexual Torture in Val McDermid’s The Mermaids Singing.’ (in Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and ‘Deviance’, ed. Christiana Gregoriou. Palgrave: March 2012) and a monograph published with McFarland & Co: Women Writing Crime Fiction, 1860-1880: Fourteen American, British and Australian Authors (2012).